Congestion Pricing on KALW’s Crosscurrents

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San Francisco traffic planners will study congestion pricing further, following the vote of approval today by the Board of Supervisors in their capacity as directors of the SFCTA. The action puts the debate to bed for a couple more years, but expect the turmoil to begin anew when the SFCTA completes the required environmental review and the region debates the merits of pricing driving in congested areas. KALW asked me to be on Crosscurrents to discuss the issue further. You can listen here.

  • Good job.

    I’d still like to hear more about what the actual problem is — is it ‘congestion’? And why is that supposedly a problem?

    I generally like congestion of various sorts — like nicely-crowded/congested streets, filled with pedestrians and bikers, but I hate being stuck in car traffic.

    And I hope advocates will focus on time-savings instead of revenue-raising, and will talk about giving people the option to ride, as opposed to forcing them out of cars — big difference.

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